2 February, 2020

How Hitachi is responding to the Coronavirus emergency (COVID-19)

The Global Response

At this link you will find the message of Hitachi President & CEO, Toshiaki Higashirara, our Global Management Policy and the links to the various activities that the companies of the Hitachi group are fielding in the world.

The Answer at European Level

Here are some of the contributions that our companies and colleagues in Europe are making in response to the pandemic:

Hitachi Europe’s Digital Media Group

has announced a technology partnership with TJ Morris in the UK. Hitachi’s 3D LiDAR (TOF) motion sensors will be used to create a traffic light queuing system to control the number of customers in Home Bargains stores, preventing the spread of the COVID-19 virus. 

Hitachi Solutions

in the UK has developed and rolled out the “COVID-19 Vulnerability Hub” to 16 local councils. This IT application is already enabling councils to manage and support over 400,000 people identified as vulnerable.

JR Automation

JR Automation, a subsidiary of Hitachi, continues to join the fight against the spread of the COVID-19 virus by delivering an assembly line in Romania that produces medical masks in just two weeks.

Hitachi Rail

in Italy supports the communities in which it operates with the donation of 70,000 FFP2 masks to regional and municipal institutions.

Hitachi Automotive

employees made templates for all staff with a 3D printer. They are currently considering whether to extend production.

Hitachi Construction Machinery (UK)

has launched an appeal to raise funds to support the NHS Charities together campaign. They are supplying decals for construction site machines that say "Thank you NHS" and have created the "JustGiving" page to collect donations.

Hitachi High-Tech Europe GmbH

has loaned the TM4000 table electron microscope to the Research Center for Topical Drug Delivery and Toxicology to test the effectiveness of a wide range of facial masks to prevent the passage of particles from all over the world.

Hitachi Security Business Group of Hitachi Europe

offers a three-month free license to use the Vein ID Five Windows Password Replacement application to assist staff working from home.

Hitachi Medical Systems Europe

has lent ultrasound machines to AP-HP hospitals in France to cope with the increase in patient flow and allow medical teams to perform rapid diagnoses.

Hitachi Europe in Italy

contributed with a donation to the Mutuo Soccorso per Milano fund.

Hitachi Automotive Systems in Germany

supplied 500 masks to local Espelkamp hospitals, 1,000 masks to customers in Spain and Italy and 1,500 masks to local doctors.

Powertrain Sales Team of Hitachi Automotive Systems

has decided to donate the winnings from the President's Award to a local hotel / restaurant that provided support during the crisis.

Hitachi Information and Control Systems (UK)

supports Network Rail (NR) by providing training and simulators for signalers to ensure the functioning of the UK railways.

Hitachi Europe in Germany

donated 1,000 surgical masks to Johanniter, an NGO that provides first aid during road accidents, transportation to hospitals and home care.

Hitachi Vantara

has donated 35 laptops for remote hospital activities.

Hitachi Europe Ltd

has provided its support in response to requests from the United Kingdom government, for example by providing the European headquarters for first aid services, ready to intervene in case of need.

Relevant Links

For the latest updates from Hitachi Rail Limited, click here

At this link you can find the Hitachi Industrial Components message.

Thanks to all the colleagues who made their time and energy available.